Thank you for the vote of confidence. I believe the manual transmission I experienced is fully capable of shifting smoothly with no problem, whether it be by humans or a 12V servo. I believe the problem I experienced was a result of the shifting linkage adjustment. The shift stick connects to probably two sheathed cables that connect to the transmission. There are certain adjustments that need to be made for these to operate smoothly. The problem I experienced was in the adjustment (I believe) (which should have been made). I believe an automated version of the transmission will work fine. So far this vehicle has been designed by a committee of suppliers. Roush is the final check to make sure the committee's design will be sound, and will send up big red flags to EM is there is a problem.